Happy Pitchers & Catchers Day!
So, it's the unofficial start of spring. Pitchers and catchers report today, get their physicals, and pretty much start the hell that is training camp. I'd bet, though, that NFL training is just a bit tougher.
With the major roster changes pretty much already made, the battles for roster spots will be few and far between. The rotation is pretty well set, and I don't see any opening for Baek or Woods, barring, of course (and, knock on wood), injury. The bullpen may have a spot or two. The bench may have a spot.
I'm not really sure what to expect out of spring training. George's spot is pretty well secure, even if Rhodes shows he can still pitch. I don't foresee any threat there. I guess the interesting thing will be to see if Vidro can still hit, if Guillen can throw from RF, and to see what Ho-Ram pitches like. With Weaver being our new Mechian head case, it'll also be interesting to see how he pitches with Seattle -- but moreso during the actual season, not so much during spring training.
I've been much more excited for baseball than I am this season. Now, well, not so much. Am I alone here?